Alborada del gracioso from "Miroirs." For piano. Maurice RAVEL.
Alborada del gracioso from "Miroirs." For piano.
Alborada del gracioso from "Miroirs." For piano.

Alborada del gracioso from "Miroirs." For piano.

New York: G. Schirmer, [ca. 1960]. Small folio. Original pictorial wrappers printed in olive green and red. 3-15 pp. With publisher's catalogue printed in refd to verso of lower wrapper. Extensively marked up for performance in pencil and green ink, including annotations relating to metronome marks, fingerings, expression, rubato, etc., by Ravel's student Vlado Perlemuter (1904-2002) and with additional notes by Perlemuter's student, the American piano professor Violet Thomas. Wrappers very worn and frayed.

Together with:
Ravel. Valses Nobles & Sentimentales. For piano. Paris: Durance, ca. 1960. Small folio. Original printed wrappers. 25 pp. Extensively marked up in pencil by Perlemuter, as above. Wrappers very worn, torn, and detached. Worn; final leaf torn and frayed with minor loss to music.

Perlemuter, a student of both Moszkowski and Cortot, "worked ... privately with Ravel, whose complete works he was among the first to perform in public ... His recordings of Ravel's works reveal a wide range of sonorities ... His Chopin playing was also outstanding ... From 1951 to 1976 he was a leading professor at the Paris Conservatoire." William Glock, revised by Charles Timbrell in Grove Music Online.

Ravel "was one of the most original and sophisticated musicians of the early 20th century. His instrumental writing – whether for solo piano, for ensemble or for orchestra – explored new possibilities, which he developed at the same time as (or even before) his great contemporary Debussy, and his fascination with the past and with the exotic resulted in music of a distinctively French sensibility and refinement." Barbara L. Kelly in Grove Music Online. Item #32101

Price: $200.00  other currencies

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